BAP Professional Partner Representative:
Dessamine Vince Cruz, Programs Coordinator

BAP Professional Partner Association/State Society: Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

About AGA:

Since 1950, AGA has been serving government accountability professionals by providing quality education, fostering professional development and certification, and supporting standards and research to advance government accountability. AGA is the ONLY professional association that boasts a membership across ALL levels of government – local, state and federal. Plus, AGA also has members who work for tribal governments, academic institutions and private sector organizations. The Association’s membership crosses all fields and disciplines, including accounting, auditing, budgeting, contract management, finance, grants management and systems.

AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation is recognized as the mark of excellence in government financial management. The CGFM showcases the skills of professionals who practice financial management in a government environment. It signifies individuals who have knowledge in many functional areas and know how to apply that knowledge in a government setting.

Benefits to Becoming a Member of AGA:

AGA membership will enhance your career. With more than 15,000 government accountability professionals, AGA is dedicated to providing the resources that are essential to staying in the forefront of the government accountability community. The government needs leaders. Leaders like you: young people with brains, energy and creativity. The opportunities have never been better for a challenging and rewarding job in government financial management. For one thing, they’re hiring! AGA will give you the resources and contacts needed for a rewarding career.

How to Become a Member/Student Member of AGA:

Join online

About Dessamine Vince Cruz:

Dess Vince Cruz graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015, and has established a career managing non-profit programs. Dess currently serves as the Programs Coordinator at the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) National Office in Alexandria, VA. As the Programs Coordinator, Dess manages AGA’s Young Professional Initiatives, Student Programs, and Citizen-Centric Reporting program. Dess also provides vital organizational support to AGA’s webinars, events, and nationwide chapters. Prior to joining AGA, Dess spent 4 years managing federal contracts at the Armed Services YMCA National Headquarters. As a former Olympic taekwondo athlete, Dess spends most of her free time coaching a sport taekwondo team with her husband. 






Representative Contact Information:
Association of Government Accountants
2208 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

The CAIA Association is committed to providing alternative investment educational opportunities to the next generation of financial service and business professionals. Beta Alpha Psi members are top of class students who understand the importance of ongoing professional development. The partnership between CAIA and Beta Alpha Psi is a natural fit.

Millissa Allen
CAIA Association